My 2nd Act

My 2nd Act

2 Seasons

My 2nd Act is a professionally produced stage show staged in theaters across the country and brought to you by the Women Survivors Alliance, a national organization that supports women as they navigate the journey of life after cancer. The shows feature a cast of real women on stage revealing their own personal experiences of surviving the disease. Their dramatic essays unravel the truth about perseverance in the face of uncertainty as they enter their 2nd Act of life–survivorship. The result is a raw and honest exposé that not only empowers those on stage, but also inspires those witnessing. It’s an amazing evening of emotions as it celebrates both the survivors and non-survivors in the audience. In turn, the members of the audience are motivated to create their own 2nd Acts, inspiring others, regardless of the challenges they face in life. And long after the stage lights have gone dark this inspiration and joy has a lasting effect.

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My 2nd Act
  • Scarlett Bradford

    Episode 1

    Scarlett returns to the Birmingham production of My 2nd Act this year as Producer, after participating as a cast member in Alabama’s inaugural production last year. Scarlett is a four-year survivor of triple negative breast cancer. In her 2nd act, she enjoys ironing church linens, discovering odd...

  • Karla & Jackie Ross

    Episode 2

    Jackie Ross - Life began and it’s still going on 71 years for this educator. While there have been some bumps and bruises along the way, all have made Jackie the person that she is today. After 37 years in education, her only “ask” is she said or did something to make her students lives the bette...

  • Karen Garner Scott

    Episode 3

    Karen has been a Speech Pathologist working in the medical eld for over 18 years. Originally from South Florida, she now considers Birmingham her home. She loves her fur babies, traveling and cooking for her family! One day she plans to retire to a beautiful beach with a fruity drink in hand!! H...

  • Jaime Hudson

    Episode 4

    Jaime is a Birmingham native and a wife of 17 years and a very busy mom of two. When she’s not running around her 8 year old to his many activities, her family likes to ski, hike, sh, ride bikes and enjoy learning new things. Jaime was diagnosed at the young age of 38. She has worked at the UAB ...

  • Cynthia Ryan

    Episode 5

    Cynthia is an associate professor of English at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where she teaches courses in science, magazine, and medical writing. During the past 23 years, Cynthia has survived two types of breast cancer. She’s attempted to make sense of her experiences by writing about ...

  • Gina Walters

    Episode 6

    “Sweet Gina,” as she’s referred to by the 2nd Act Cast, is a wife, mother, a memaw, and a dedicated Alabama football fan. (Roll Tide!) A three-time cancer survivor, Gina has overcome every obstacle that has been thrown her way. From sand to sea, Gina’s story will inspire, move and make you think ...

  • Amanda Warr

    Episode 7

    Amanda calls Birmingham home now, but is originally from Montgomery. She was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in her left tonsil in December of 2011. She spends her post cancer time with family and friends, playing softball, and volunteering. In fact, this amazing woman has won the Bronze P...